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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: New Year (05/09/05)

TITLE: New Year (iii)
By Richard William


New Year

" Happy New Year!!" Happy New Year!! " Where ever we see, we can hear the voices of joy and happiness on January 1st every year. We must think one thing - why the people of different community, different race, creed and religion come together, distributing the sweets and greeting one another?

What about the others who are just mute spectators? What made them to be like that? Let me tell you an illustration by a story.

" Antony!! Don't forget to take the certificates with you " Okay mom, he replied. Mom, dont forget to pray for me to get through the interview. Child, dont worry, I will pray for you . Go ahead, keep God in front of you. Then sucess will come behind you. She replied. Then he went to face the interview. Already there are 500 people had came there. he became nervous and said himself " How can I get through among these many people?" Slowly, he start loosing the faith and confidence. His eyes were filled with tears and cried in his heart " Lord!! If I am not able to get through this interview, who will care for my family? Who will wipe away the tears of my mother? Who will treat my father? He is about to die!! His heart trembled.

He went out and cried and cried. Suddenly he noticed the child is crying unto the mother. Mother is consoling her child. Then he remembered his mother. And he realized the words of mother when he was about to leave the home and consoled himself. Especially he remembered one of her assurance " Don't worry child. keep all your burdens on Jesus!! He will care for you!! He will do wonders in your life!!" These words strengthened his mind and soul. He went inside and his turn came.

He went to cabin, and wished dignitaries. They asked his certificates and had a glance unto it. One among them asked, " Antony, do you know to type?" "Yes sir" he replied. " What's the speed you have?" another quesioned. "50" he replied. And another one asked " If I ask you to type a page, how much time do you require? He replied, it depends on the words in the page. Since there may be less words with large font and space or may be smaller font size with less space.

And finally one of the judges asked him, " If I give you to type a page without any mistake, will you type according to that?" Yes, sure sir, he replied. Okay unfortunately if you did mistake while you type, will you again type in the fresh paper or will you over type it? Antony smiled smugly and said, Sir, you told me that I should not do mistake while typing, then it is my responsibility to take care that, no mistake should be done. So, if I concentrate on my works properly definitely, I will not do any mistake on my typing. His words impressed by all the judges over there. They told him. " Antony, we were happy to hear these words from you. The people who came earlier, they replied, one of the two options". So, Antony, you are appointed!! you can join from tomorrow. Antony was very happy. He called up his mother and told his merriness. " Mom! I'm appointed!!" Mom!! I am appointed!" He whispered, shouted and cried. Mom, all our difficulties came to an end. From tomorrow, I will go to job. I will earn money and I'll look after my family. My Lord did not let go my hand. And he did in all my ways. Mom!! tomorrow is January 1st. Our tribulations, trials and difficulties shall vanish in this year. Let our blessed life shall blossom from tomorrow on New Year!!!

My dear reader, this short story convey us that today will not be tomorrow. Moreover, the Bible says in II Corinthians 5: 17 ( King James Version )

" Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new ".

Yes, in the above story, Antony came into the body of Christ, hence the old things are passed away and all things are became new!!

Dear reader, you may rich or poor, literate or illiterate, with job or jobless, with family or orphan, healthy or sick whatever you may be. I will tell you one thing,
" For with God nothing was impossible" -Luke 1:37 (King James Version)

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dub W05/20/05
Very interesting approach. It would help if the dialog in the story were broken out, but, nonetheless the moral is plain to see.